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Cezanne: The Self Portraits By Steven Platzman

Cezanne: The Self Portraits
by Steven Platzman

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This study is devoted to the self-portraits of Paul Cezanne, celebrated by many as the founding father of modern art. It traces how the self-portraits reflected his outlook, concerns and connections with the wider art world at each stage of his career.
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Cezanne: The Self Portraits by Steven Platzman

This study is devoted to the self-portraits of Paul Cezanne, celebrated by many as the founding father of modern art. It begins in the 1860s, when the young Cezanne was struglling to make his mark in the Parisian art world. His earliest self-portraits express all the hostility he projected at both the official Salon and the avant-garde. By the early 1870s, however, Cezanne sought rapprochement with the avant-garde, joining Camille Pissarro at Pontoise and temporarily adopting Impressionist techniques. His self-portraits of this era depict a more sober and accommodating figure. Like Rembrandt, Cezanne also inserted his own image into narrative paintings, in particular a deeply revealing series from the late 1860s and 1870s. By his final years Cezanne had quelled the exuberant Romanticism of his youthful temperament. His self-portraits now show a spirit of introspection and scepticism that was very much in tune with the Symbolist mood of the times. These works are also, finally, serene and magisterial, depicting a man who, despite the doubts that never left him, had seen his aesthetic path and was unfailingly committed to it.

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About Steven Platzman


Steven Platzman, one of the most original thinkers among the younger generation of art historians, took his doctorate in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Young Radical Chapter 2: The Recall to Order Chapter 3: The Artist and the Femme Fatale Chapter 4: The Final Decades Cezanne's Self-Portraits: A Complete Catalogue

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GOR010224191
Cezanne: The Self Portraits by Steven Platzman
Steven Platzman
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2001-09-13
224
0500093016
9780500093016
N/A
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